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Opportunity knocks for dental floss entrepreneur

Orders are coming in rapidly at the new company created by Cape Elizabeth resident Jodi Breau, a school library information specialist, who came up with the idea to create a recyclable and refillable...

Maine SBA has new statewide director, new manager in Portland


Amy Bassett, the new director of the Maine District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced the appointment of Brad Currie as senior area manager of the SBA’s Portland...

Island Institute launches program for small businesses

The John T. Gorman Foundation is helping to back a new program from the Island Institute to fund coastal and island businesses.

Kennebec Valley Chamber names new leader

Katie Doherty, a Waterville native, has been promoted to president and CEO of the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Auburn company sees treasure in others’ trash

An Auburn company is tapping into junk removal, considered a significant part of the $55 billion U.S. waste management industry.

Beloved neighborhood pub in Portland changes hands

Laurie Schreiber |

PORTLAND — Who better to buy a much-loved local bar than two long-time patrons who also have a ton of experience in the food industry?

Top Gun names 38 startups to 'Maine 2017 class'

The Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development, the University of Maine, The Lewiston/Auburn Economic Growth Council and MaineStream Finance announced today the members of the Top Gun Maine 2017...

Seven companies land grants from MTI


The Maine Technology Institute approved seven grants totaling $95,213 to entrepreneurs from across Maine to support innovative technology projects in four sectors and four counties.

Tech program links students to business

A new education trend based on combining classroom instruction in science, technology, engineering and math benefits with hands-on challenges requiring real-world solutions is paying off for a...

Five on the Future

Peter Van Allen |

Every year Mainebiz surveys five experts on what's ahead for the coming year. We've seen major changes in Washington, with President-elect Donald Trump taking office later this month. But...